Hi everyone and welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday. I haven’t done one of these for a few weeks but I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. For any newcomers, T5W is a Goodreads group run by Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes and every week we share 5 books based on a particular topic.
This week we’ve got books we want to re-read and this is a rather fortuitous topic for me as I’m in a re-reading spell at the moment.
I’m not sure whether I will re-read all of these soon but here are 5 that I want to get round to at some point:
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I mention this book a lot, and it has been far too long since I read it. For such a beautifully written book, I have only read it once and that is a travesty.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Seanz
This book captured my heart when I read it last year and I’ve been meaning to re-read it ever since. The friendship and growing relationship between Ari and Dante is everything we want and you can’t help being touched by everything that happens. And you know it’s a pretty spectacular book when it’s one of the only YA contemporaries I will wholeheartedly recommend and want to re-read on a regular occasion.
The Island by Victoria Hislop
This was one of the first adult fiction novels I read and I instantly fell in love with it. Based around the island of Spinalonga off the coast of Crete, it tells the story of Alexis Fielding and her family’s past with the island and its history as a leper colony. I used to re-read this book a lot as a teenager because I felt connected to the characters and their experiences with being isolated for reasons out of their control. It touched me deeply and I definitely think it’s high time that I read this again.
Persuasion by Jame Austen
Again another book that I’ve only read once and liked a lot. It’s stupid because I class myself as being a Jane Austen fan yet the only Austen I’ll re-read all the time is Pride and Prejudice. I need to devote some time to more of her other books and Persuasion is one of those at the top of the list. It’s also one of her shortest books so it would be a nice change from the chunky fantasies I seem to be attracted to at the moment.
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
This was one of my required readings for a final year university module and I have to admit that I wasn’t a massive fan of it. However, recently I’ve been curious to see whether that opinion has changed, especially since a lot of the themes are growing increasingly relevant to today’s multi-cultural society.
And that is it. Of course there are other books, and particularly series that I want to re-read (a possible topic for an upcoming post) but if I included them here, this list would be in a similar state to my tbr – never ending.
Have you read any of these books?
What do you think?
What books do you want to re-read?